Check today's surf report for Oahu with detailed swell, wind, and weather conditions. Drag the yellow time box to the right, and get the surf forecast for the upcoming five days.

The Hawaiian island of Oahu is exposed to long-period swells produced all over the Pacific Ocean.

Oahu is the third-largest island, yet it houses 70 percent of the state's population, attracted to the mix of spectacular, exotic scenery and the fantastic weather.

Oahu is Hawaii to the rest of the world - Waikiki, hula girls, and beach boys teaching the world the ancient Hawaiian art of he'e nalu.

The North Shore and the Leeward Coast

The North Shore is where the modern heart of Hawaiian surfing resides.

Pipeline, Sunset, Waimea - a truly terrifying triumvirate of Pacific wave power, ably supported by a glut of equally forceful and photogenic breaks, spooned onto the coastline like thick cream.

West of Haleiwa, through Mokuleia, a few spots are ridden when the wind dies or goes some flavor of S.

Otherwise, it is a bit messy in NE-E trades. These cross-shore winds attract the windsurfing and kiteboarding crew, but it is generally low crowds and hassle.

Lefts and rights near the Pu'uiki Beach Park will run off way outside, depending on the swell angle and gentle winds.

Mokuleia Beach Park is an easy check from the campground when N-NE pulses make the right hold up enough to connect between the rolling outside wall and the inside racetrack section over the coral.

A mile west and there are more similar corners at Army Beach, which will conjure some lefts in NW swell under 8 feet and hopefully S winds; otherwise, the windy rigs will be flying all over the place.

From here out to Kaena Point is hiking territory with trails into the Waianae Mountains and a taste of Hawaii au naturel.

The leeward West Side breaks are summarized (there are lots more), and the constant offshore meet both summer and winter swells, giving the tight-knit knowledge and traditions.

The South Shore and the Windward Coast

The South Shore cityscape of Honolulu and Diamond Head provide the perfect backdrop for a gentle surf beyond the trampled sands of downtown Waikiki that has always been referred to as "Town."

Waikiki means "spouting water" is the state's tourism mecca and the place where hundreds if not thousands of all kinds of wave riders are in the surf almost every day of the year, enjoying the user-friendly conditions.

Incredibly, surfing on Oahu is not just about Town, and there is a lot more Country than just the North Shore.

Further afield, there are some really good waves on the windward coast and a growing number of spots from Ewa Beach down south to the wild west coast where Makaha has already forged a famous reputation for everything from beginner curls to monstrous swells.

The Windward Coast, or East Side, is just in waiting for Kona winds to airbrush the constant E trade winds into something sweet.

For more information, discover "The World Stormrider Surf Guide."